Course Details

GEOL 125: Introduction to Field Geology and Lab

This course introduces fundamental principles of geology and geological reasoning using the geology of southern Minnesota as a guide. Weather permitting, much of the classroom and lab time will be spent outdoors at nearby sites of geological interest. Using field observations, descriptions, data-gathering and interpretation, supplemented by lab work and critical reading, students will piece together the most important elements of the long and complex geologic history of southern Minnesota. Field trips, including one or two all-day weekend trips, and laboratories included. Prerequisite: Not open to students who have taken another 100-level Geology course
6 credits; LS, QRE; Offered Fall 2020; C. Cowan